FC Barcelona – Porto betting tip

FC Barcelona have made it exciting once again. With the defeat in Hamburg against Donetsk (0:1), a place in the last 16 of the Champions League is not yet secured. Barcelona now want to show a different face at home.

Porto’s defeat means they are now level with the Catalan leaders, but are in second place due to their defeat in the first leg. Can the Portuguese runners-up surprise?

In my FC Barcelona Porto betting tip, I look at the best odds for the match. In my research, one strong bet from Bet3000 stands out in particular:

A win against Donetsk and a place in the round of 16 would have been perfect. After all, Barcelona did not show any weakness in the first round and won all three matches.

A defeat on Tuesday would see Barcelona drop to second place and Donetsk could draw level with Lionel Messi’s former club, although they still have a much weaker goal difference.

The bookmakers’ forecast

In any case, Barcelona will take the task against Porto seriously to avoid getting into a dicey situation in the first place. A draw against Porto would secure a place in the round of 16, as the opponents will take the points from each other in the final match.

For Bet3000, however, anything other than a home win for the Catalans would be a surprise. At 1.45 odds, the role of favorite is clearly assigned. Porto are assigned a whopping 7.40, the draw a 4.40.

Analysis: FC Barcelona vs Porto

Since Porto is considered the big underdog, there are tasty 1.60 odds for a goal by the visitors, and even 4.00 odds for at least two goals.

If Porto win by more than one goal, the visitors will have already qualified for the round of 16. Either way, an exciting constellation on Champions League Tuesday.

Especially as Barcelona have always been good for conceding goals recently. The reigning Spanish champions have conceded at least one goal in five of their last six games

Barcelona also struggled against Rayo Vallecano after the international break. It was not until the 82nd minute that an own goal by Florian Lejeune provided the equalizer and the subsequent points.

The club has only won two of its last five games, a 2:1 win against Alaves and a 1:0 win against Real Sociedad. At this point in the season, there can be no question of sovereignty

Quota analysis

However, Porto are not satisfied either after two defeats in eleven matches in the significantly underperforming Portuguese league. Among other things, they lost their home game against the underdogs from Estoril.

On the other hand, they have been buoyed by their last three cup competitions, a 2-0 win over Royal Antwerp in the Champions League, a 2-1 victory over Vitoria Guimares in the League Cup and a 4-0 win over Montalegre in the Portuguese Cup.

Porto have the best defense in the league, having conceded just eight goals in eleven matches. However, with only 15 goals scored, they rarely set off fireworks.

The big three opponents, Braga, Sporting and Benfica Lisbon, were much more dangerous. In the Champions League, however, FC scored plenty of goals. A 3:1 against Donetsk, 4:1 and 2:0 against Antwerp.

Unfortunately, against Barcelona (0:1) the offensive machinery did not run at full speed. This time, Interwetten expects more action in the penalty areas. Over 1.5 goals is in the range of only 1.20, a 1.67 is waiting for at least three goals.

Porto at eye level in the first leg

The first leg was definitely a lucky win for Barcelona. Porto controlled the game for many phases and created some top chances. But luck was not on the side of the hosts.

One goal was disallowed for offside and a penalty was subsequently withdrawn by the VAR. But the performance showed that Porto can stand up to Barcelona.

Even though the Spaniards now have home advantage, the clear odds on the hosts are surprising after their recent poor performances. Sports betting fans can be happy about the strong 1.60 for the visitors’ goal

Out of season for Gavi

In terms of personnel, both teams are well positioned. That hasn’t always been the case this season. The already thin Barcelona squad in particular has been shaken by numerous injuries at times.

Everyone apart from Gavi will be fit against Porto. The young Spaniard tore a cruciate ligament with the national team. Porto are missing Ivan Marcano, Wendell and Gabriel Veron

Barcelona and Porto are not meeting for the first time in European competition this season. In the Champions League past, however, the Spaniards have never been a good place for the 30-time champions of Portugal.

FCB reached the round of 16 in 1985, the semi-finals in 1994 and the intermediate round in 2000. And in this year’s group stage, too, Barcelona have the advantage after the 1-0 win in the first leg

Only the premiere duels in 1972 ended successfully for Porto. In the European Cup Winners’ Cup, Porto won both the first leg and the second leg of the first round.

Porto also prevailed 3-1 in the second leg of the round of 16 in 1985, but were unable to capitalize on the victory due to a 2-0 scoreline from the first leg and the away goals rule still in force at the time.

My tip:

In the first leg, the teams put up an even fight. Barcelona narrowly won 1-0 in the end after a Porto goal and penalty were taken back. The Catalans have not exuded pure dominance in any of their recent matches.

I don’t expect an easy win against the Portuguese side, who have scored nine goals in four Champions League games. Barca have also shaken mightily against Donetsk, even losing the second leg 1-0.

I definitely think the visitors can score a goal, especially as Barcelona have only kept a clean sheet in one of their last six matches.

My FC Barcelona Porto prediction: Porto will score